General Electric Senior Engineering Manager in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Role Summary:

The Latin America Senior Engineering Manager for Construction has full engineering responsibilities for the technical scope of projects been bid and executed in the region.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drive safety and quality;

  • Engineering focal point for the region during the application and construction phases;

  • Manage applications engineering team to increase market share and apply GE products to customer applications in order to maximize energy outputs while managing cost;

  • Work with other teams (sales, construction, procurement, etc) to improve engineering processes to deliver high quality fulfillment and On Time;

  • Drive simplification of overall engineering procedures focusing on staying lean to go fast;

  • Identify, plan, and execute high impact programs that deliver bottom-line growth;

  • Manage and communicate business KPIs priorities (Safety, OTD, quality and cost) in Engineering;

  • Own and drive engineering financial and strategic planning in Engineering;

  • Effectively work between all teams working on cost efficiencies in fulfillment and warranty;

  • Own, drive, and program manage cost out for the construction projects in LATAM;

  • Manage team (priorities, filtering, development, coaching, etc);

  • Drive certification plans and priorities within Engineering;

  • Attract and retain talent: hire, manage, empower, inspire, and grow / train employees;

  • Understand other turbine platforms well enough to act as a regional proponent when necessary;

  • Demonstrate accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives.


  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Automation Engineering;

  • Black belt certification;

  • 15 years engineering experience minimum;

  • Experience in the energy market;

  • Leadership/Engineering management experience;

  • Fluent in Portuguese and English;

  • Spanish is a plus.

Available to travel around 20% of the time within Brazil and Latin America

Desired Characteristics:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering;

  • Quality experience (green belt / black belt);

  • Experience on Automatio;

  • Experience in Application engineering (sales plan interface, strategy, tailor made solutions to customers, competitive advantage play);

  • Experience leading a Wind Turbine design and/or Systems team;

  • Experience leading Engineering budgets and programs;

  • Comfortable with a matrix environment;

  • Ability to summarize and clear communicate complex technical information;

  • Strong problem analysis and resolution skills;

  • Curiosity, passion for excellence, drive to deliver on-time;

  • About Us: GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. Locations: Brazil; Sao Paulo